11 - A Surgical Life – then and now. An approach to the common surgical conditions Assoc Prof Maurice Brygel – 2 sessions from 10.00 to 12.00 on Monday 18 March and 12.00 to 2.00 on Monday 1 April
This will be a discussion of how his surgical career evolved and the pro bono work he has undertaken in a variety of countries including Israel, Fiji and Australia. The presentation will include diagrams, photos and movie clips of a variety of health conditions, including skin conditions and hernias. Prof Brygel has published several works.
14 - The amazing world of viruses Ilse Hempenstall - 1 session from 10.00 to 12.00 on Monday 29 April
This presentation looks at how viruses adeptly hijack their unwitting hosts - especially us! We carry remnants of viral invasions with us and this viral DNA is the stuff of evolution. Maybe we are more virus than we realise.
15 - Inbreeding In Royal Families: a DNA perspective Ilse Hempenstall - 1 session from 10.00 to 12.00 on Monday 27 May
Easy for us in this age where genes and their inheritance is understood, to chuckle at the rather unattractive results of unwitting unions throughout history. This is a short talk on how genes are inherited and how ‘shallow gene pools’ can cause problems.
18 - What do we mean by intelligence? Prof Louis Roller – 1 session from 12.00 to 1.30 on Tuesday 19 February
That's a smart thing to do. What an intelligent person. That's stupid. etc. What do these statements really mean? How do we measure intelligence? Are there different types of intelligence? How reliable are intelligence tests?
34 - Disease, skin and sun Prof Louis Roller – 1 session from 12.00 to 1.30 on Tuesday 28 May
Australians love the sun. Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancers. Certain medicines will be activated by sunlight to cause skin reactions, some of which may be serious. This talk will discuss these issues.